What she had to say in return was quite discouraging: “Well, you don’t look depressed…I’ve had patients come in here and not even make eye contact with me.
I read a lot of questions from you guys about depressed significant others.
I wish I could individually respond to each of you, but until that time, here are 10 things you have to know about dating someone who is depressed. It's easy to take someone else's depression personally, especially if you're very close to that person. Depression isn't caused by one single thing or depression.
There's no doubt that meeting partners on the Internet is a growing trend.
But can we trust the information that people provide about themselves via online dating services?
I have been suffering from depression before I even knew what depression was, but I had only talked to my doctor about it for the first time a few months ago.
There I was, a 19-year-old high school graduate, in my pediatrician’s office, sitting on an uncomfortable Sesame Street themed bed, awkwardly trying to explain to her how I had been feeling for the past several weeks (for the past several years).
I’ve always been open about my first and longest relationship, when I dated someone who was dealing with severe depression.
I’ve written about how his depression affected me, and even about how it affected him.
An estimated 350 million people worldwide live through this ongoing nightmare every day, yet it is the loneliest illness a person can face.
And when your own physician downplays your unhappiness, the lonely cause isn’t helped out one bit.
Just because someone is depressed doesn’t mean they can’t be in a relationship.